Wednesday, November 14, 2012

EXPO Artist Interview Continued!

EXPO 90 STARTS TOMORROW!


Here are two more artist interviews for EXPO 90, starting tomorrow @ Cairo!

In a sentence, please introduce yourself.
Megumi Shauna Arai

What forms of photography do you most prefer? (Digital, film,
digitally altered, etc)
120 and alt process with mad respect for digital.

Where have you spent most of your life? How has this place affected
your art and your work?
We lived in Seattle and Tokyo growing up. Unrelated to that, I have spent a lot of time confined. It feels good to be free.

How does the theme "The End: 2012" resonate with you? What does it conjure?
Everything ends and I’m terrified of endings so its good stuff to meditate on.

Do you plan to prepare for the demise of civilization in any way?
 Tell my mom I love her.

What is the last song you would listen to before the end of the world?
Dignified & Old - The Modern Lovers

In a sentence, please introduce yourself.
My name is Lauren, I live in Seattle, and photography is my medium to share beauty and thoughts with others.

What forms of photography do you most prefer? (Digital, film,
digitally altered, etc)
I prefer film, especially 35mm. I mainly use a Canon A1 that my mom gave me back in high school, one that she has had since the 1980's; or different point and shoots I've accumulated over the years. Recently, I bought an Olympus XA2 at a flea market in San Francisco that has been great to make images with.

Where have you spent most of your life? How has this place affected
your art and your work?
I've always lived in the area, I grew up in Olympia, and moved to Seattle 8 years ago. I feel that the landscape here shows through in my work, because I love shooting outdoors quite a bit with Northwest themes. I was recently featured on the Nordstrom blog (http://blogs.nordstrom.com/men/northwest-territory-lauren-max/), and they described my work as having a "laid-back hedonism that is quintessentially Northwest". That sounds about right to me.

How does the theme "The End: 2012" resonate with you? What does it conjure?
I believe that all this apocalypse, and "end of the world" jargon is really just alluding to more of an awakening in humanity's consciousness; hopefully progressing together in a positive manner that benefits us all, and our earth.

Do you plan to prepare for the demise of civilization in any way?
Not really, but if I'm wrong, I would want to have a big feast at my house with friends and family.

What is the last song you would listen to before the end of the world?
"This must be the place" By The Talking Heads, it's been my favorite song for quite some time.


Interview of Max & Graham coming soon!

SEE YOU TOMORROW.


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